If you’ve come in here, you’ve probably never tried or have some problem with husbandry dog’s training. You should try cooperative husbandry training if you answer “yes” to any of these questions:
➡ You struggle to groom your dog without having him mouth the brush?
➡ You can’t cut his nails?
➡ Your dog is running away as soon as you pronounce “shower”?
➡ Your dog stresses out so much at the clinic or at the groomer that he trembles, shuts down or tries to escape?
➡ You have to care for your dog and it’s complicated to do it alone at home?
➡ Your dog doesn’t like to put the collar, harness, muzzle or cone?
➡You want your dog to be stressfree and cooperate with him in all sorts of care procedures?
➡ Do you want to improve the communication with your dog, develop a trusting relationship and give him more choice opportunities and control on his life?
If you see yourself in one of these situations, this class is made for you! Cooperative husbandry training aims to teach animals to assist in their own care. It’s an ethical and pratical choice. It is used in most zoological parks to care for wild animals avoiding restrain, anesthesia and reducing stress. Husbandry training is part of daily enrichment programs.
Through this training we give the animal the skills and the opportunities to give his consent. Giving them choice and control over their environment improves their general welfare.
If we can draw blood from a giraffe or an orca without using force…why not do the same with our pets? Empowering our dogs in their own care not only makes it easier but also enrich our life together.
You will be able to do all procedures (like nail clipping or shower) by your own, without any helper!
A second level course will be focusing on training the dog to third-party care such as the vet, the groomer, the osteopath.
Start cooperative training today! Your dog will thank you for it.